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hagman has died. he was best known for playing one of television's great bad guys, j.r. ewing, you remember him on the primetime television series of "dallas." offscreen, he was known as being larger than life and his co-stars remembering him as fun, wild, and rememberable. he died yesterday of complications from cancer. colleen takes a look at his life and legacy. >> reporter: larry hagman wore many hats in his career. but his best known his stetson he wore on "dallas." despite roles on film and stage, hagman will be remembered as the villainous j.r. ewing. >> you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how would i know he would do a dump thing like that in. >> when he was shot by an unknown assailant, it became one of the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all around the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started the show doing six shows. i never thought i would do 300. >> in fact, the dallas fran choice was so successful, the series was recently reprised. tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings. d hagman came
hagman, a texas native himself from if the worth, as the evil, conniving man j.r. ewing. here, with his actress wife linda gray. >> you are a drunk, unfit mother. >> reporter: he was loathed and loved by the millions who turned in every week. they were disgusted by his ways and wooed by his wicked humor. >> don't forgive and don't forget. and do unto others before they do unto you. >> when he was shot in the 1980 cliff hanger, the world spent months asking who shot jr. in his memoir, he says he refused to tell even the queen mum who wanted to know who pulled the trigger. and 40 million people tuning in to know the answer, it was j.r.'s sister-in-law, kristen. hagman himself, before tv. a five-year run on "i dream of genie," the astronaut and the genie who loved him. >> master, it's almost 3:00 in the morning. get some sleep. >> reporter: when dallas began, linda gray said she remembered the day the cast first met. she said he looked like the astronaut who loved that genie. until he said, hello, darling. she said, she then thought this is going to be fun. and fun it was. linda gray, at h
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